Jack Smith the 'Jim Comey of 2024,' Trump lawyer argues

By Jen Krausz on
 July 24, 2023

John Lauro, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, called special prosecutor Jack Smith the "Jim Comey of 2024" on Fox News on Friday, insisting that Trump did "nothing wrong" and that the Biden administration is using the government to go after its chief political opponent.

"Look what's happening to our beautiful country," Lauro complained. "For the first time in our history, a sitting president is using the Department of Justice to go after a political opponent criminally while that political opponent is leading in the polls."

"The only thing that President Trump asked is a pause in the counting so those seven contested states could either re-audit or recertify," he said. "I've never heard of anyone get indicted for asking for an audit."

Lauro said that Trump wanted to "find out the truth" about alleged election discrepancies in key states like Georgia and Arizona, not to "overturn the election" as he is accused of trying to do.

"[T]hey started with 'Plan B' back in 2016. We're now up to ‘Plan X’," Lauro said. "The plan is now to use the criminal justice process to intimidate President Trump, to intimidate his supporters, to go after them. And that has got to stop."

Lauro would like to see Comey held accountable for his "long-running and treasonous charade."